Venango County's two wrestling squads met for a non-regional match to close out the regular season for both teams.
Cranberry came out on top 47-15, claiming nine of the weight classes Monday night in Franklin.
One of Cranberry's top wrestlers, Dalton Wenner, bumped up a weight class to grapple with Franklin's top wrestler Cael Dailey at 114.
Both had 17 pins on the season leading into Tuesday night's faceoff.
Dailey struck first to capture two take-down points in the first period. In the second, Dailey scored a reversal at the 30-second mark to take a 4-0 lead.
Following an injury timeout in the third period, Dailey was able to avoid Wenner's attempts to finally get on the scoreboard and capture the win.
It was the first loss for Wenner since December 29, 2022, when he had to forfeit due to injury.
The freshman, who usually competes at 106 and 107, is 25-3 on the season.
Last year Dailey, who is a junior at Rocky Grove High School, qualified for states after finishing fourth in the Northwest Regionals at 106.
This year he competes at 114 and 121 and had a strong regular season with a 27-3 record.
Cranberry has several wrestlers ending the regular season with more than 20 wins.
Dane Wenner pinned Wyatt Baker in 0:31 to officially get the action started at 145. Wenner's record stands at 28-7 on the year.
Senior Brayden McFetridge is 28-5 heading into the postseason. On Monday, he won by technical fall (17-1) over Gary Kiselka at 215.
Conner Reszkowski improved to 25-8 on the season with a 16-1 technical fall over Trenton Rice to close out the Monday night competition.
Devyn Fleeger, who is 23-11 on the year, pinned Drew Kockler in 2:54 to capture the 152-pound bout.
Elijah Brosius received a forfeit at 121 and is now 25-8.
Jonah Heckathorne, Franklin's other wrestler with more than 20 wins, captured the Knights' other contested win on the night.
He pinned Jaden Smalley at 0:37. He is now 22-8 on the season at 172 and 175.
Franklin's Jeremy Cunningham earned a forfeit at 189.
Also getting wins for Cranberry were Brandon Murray with a 13-0 major decision over Dallas Ross at 127; Daniel DeLong with a forfeit at 139; Jack Nuher with a 5-4 decision over Ethan Hart at 160; and Henry Milford with a pin of Trenan Smith in 0:42 at 285.
There was no 107 match.
Franklin moves into the postseason this weekend with the District 10 Section 2 competition Friday and Saturday at Sharon High School.
Cranberry gets a weekend off before heading directly into District 9 action on February 24 and 25 at Clarion University.
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